If you’re new to the intermediate skincare game—welcome! Time to up your daily routine from that harsh facial wash and moisturizer your mom probably gave you to something that works much better with more long term results.
Now, finding skincare that works doesn’t have to involve international shipping. You can cop these babies from your local drugstore or from a local retailer. Just remember to add these products into your routine one at a time, and these skincare picks will be your next holy grails in no time!
Pixi Glow Tonic
Toners are a great way to start your skincare routine after cleaning because they balance and prep your skin before layering on other products. The Pixi Glow Tonic brightens your skin by gently sloughing off dead skin without the irritation.
Just saturate a cotton pad and swipe it all over your face after cleansing when you wake up and before bed.
Cop it on Sephora.ph for only PHP 347!
Aztec Face Mask
This holy grail of all holy grails went viral last year, and for good reasons. It claims to be the world’s strongest face mask, and the after photos are indisputable. Just mix a tablespoon of the indian clay with equal parts apple cider vinegar, and let it suck out all your impurities for 20 minutes. Acne who?
Stocks for this product we’re pretty much null for a few months, but you can now cop this at Healthy Options for just 500 pesos! Pro tip: they don’t usually put them on the shelves anymore. Ask the sales lady for a bottle!
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater
No matter the skin type, hydration is always key to staying glowing and youthful. Use this face mist to prep your skin before getting glammed up or as an easy, portable pick-me-up that you can use even on top of makeup!
Don’t worry, it absorbs quick and doesn’t leave a sticky residue, even on oily or acne prone skin. Spritz away!
You can buy this at any Rustan’s Department Store or on Sephora.ph for PHP 573.
Growing up, the worst part about going to the beach was having mom lather you up in sticky, hard-to-blend sunblock that took forever to absorb. That childhood trauma created a misconception that the sunblock experience doesn’t get much better than that. Before Bioré entered Philippine shores, we were ready to settle for foundation with SPF 25.
All Biore sunscreens have these in common: they’re easy to blend, absorb fast, and smell like a dream. If that sounds a little too good to be true—maybe even borderline fake news—then you should definitely try them out for yourself!
You can get these at any Watsons store nationwide.
Sorry, we lied. This isn’t just one product. COSRX is just such a workhorse of a skincare brand that trying to choose the best product gave us an aneurysm.
Playing with active ingredients isn’t a skincare beginner’s game, so you have to put in the work and do your research before you use these. Get to know your skin and introduce one product at a time. The last thing we want is more compromised skin!
That aside, our favorite part about COSRX is that you can mix and match their products depending on your skincare needs.
These will be available in Watsons soon enough, so look out for that!